A brief selection of anti-war poems plus aphorisms on violence, imperialism and oppression, written between 1904 and 1914.
2014. Committed to ‘Art for Life’s Sake’, both poets wrote about suffering, injustice and social responsibility. Similarities and differences in their beliefs show in the form and content of their work. Article from Dymock Poets & Friends, No. 13.
1915. ‘In this dark hour we – a group of women in the ethical movement – … are compelled to speak a word of protest and of hope.’ Speaking out against World War I, the Manifesto calls for the inclusion of women in attempts to bring about peace.
2012. ‘Gautama of India, Jesus of Nazareth, Emerson of Concord, Abdu’l-Bahá of Persia … one God, though called by innumerable beautiful names’, wrote Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne after meeting Abdu’l-Bahá. Talk given at the Commemorative Day celebrating the centenary of Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to Oxford.